Library Technical Assistant – Arlington, Va

Divine Mercy University (DMU) is a Catholic graduate school of psychology and counseling, founded in 1999 as the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. The University is dedicated to the scientific study of psychology with a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage, and the family. The University offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Psychology and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling.

This is responsible clerical and technical work involving academic support services in the Mary S. Thelen Library of Divine Mercy University. Work involves responsibility for a variety of technical procedures, copy cataloging, maintaining administrative records and files, and complex clerical and typing work.


Education: B.A. or B.S. from a regionally accredited college or university;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint;
Experience filing, materials/documents organization;
Prior customer service and/or work providing services (preferably in an academic setting);
Demonstrated experience using Internet and/or online database searching; and
Ability to use and troubleshoot computer hardware/software.                                      Preferred:
Two years library-related experience or current graduate student enrolled in an accredited Library Science Program pursuing master’s degree in Library Science, or similar degree; and Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, theology, or philosophy.

Essential Job Duties And Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
Est. % Time: 45%
Learning Technologies/Resources Support
Providing support for the Canvas Learning Management System
Providing support for learning resources which are integrated within the Canvas LMS.
Providing assistance with and managing Zoom accounts for faculty and staff
Providing assistance with electronic setup for classroom use (onsite and online), and equipment for student use.

Est. % Time: 45%
Library Support
Processing library materials for circulation, fines, etc.
Maintaining the library collections and facility (shelving, shelf reading, re-shelving, etc.) using the Library of Congress Classification system.
Retrieving materials from restricted collections.
Assisting patrons in locating, borrowing, and returning materials; and in using library equipment and resources.
Locating materials/information for patrons using the Integrated Library System, Library of Congress Classification system, the Internet, and other electronic resources
Preparing and maintaining collection lists, records, and files.
Answering inquiries of a non-professional nature and refers inquiries requiring professional assistance to a librarian.
Collecting and reporting data about patrons as well as library and learning support resource and material usage.
Supervising student assistants

Other Duties as Required or Assigned
Est. % Time: 10%
Total effort

Physical requirements:
Ability to lifts up to 60 pounds, on occasion;
Ability to pull or push cart weighing more than 100 pounds.

Other requirements:
Available to work flexible hours, including weekdays, evenings, and weekends
Able and available to open and close the library.

Expires: December 24, 2018                                                                                                      Terms: Part Time Employee                                                                                                      Experience: 0-2                                                                                                                          Education: Undergraduate Degree                                                                                                  Base Pay: $18.00 to $20.00 Hourly

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter via email to Jeffrey Elliott, Director of Library Services,

or visit website for more details: Library Technical Asst., Divine Mercy University

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